You just can’t have enough of riser effects in electronic dance music and in this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to program a pitch modulation riser effect with Wasp.
Here’s an example:[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Pitch-Modulation-Riser-Example.mp3]
Ok, let’s get on to it!
First, load a Wasp to your FL Studio project and choose Square wave as the shape for Oscillator 1.
Set the ADSR volume envelope like this: Attack all the way to left, leave Decay as is, Sustain all the way to right and leave Release as is.
Filter settings: tweak the Cutoff, Resonance and Envelope amount -knobs like shown in the pic below and choose ‘LP FAT’ as the filter type:
LFO 1: make sure the LFO 1 destination is set to Osc 1+2 (default), switch on ‘Sync’ and turn the Amount and Speed knobs like this (also, make sure the LFO shape is set to Sine – should be set by default):
Now head to the Playlist, add an empty pattern there and open the Piano Roll -view of the Wasp and create 8 bars long note of C4:
Open up the Wasp again and create automation clip for the Cutoff -knob by right clicking on it and choosing ‘Create automation clip’ from the menu.
Draw a following Cutoff automation envelope:
Open the Channel Settings -box of Wasp, set the Pitch Knob Range to 24 semitones and right click on the Channel Pitch -knob and choose ‘Create automation clip’.
Draw a following Wasp Channel Pitch envelope:
Open up the Wasp again and right click on the LFO 1 Amount -knob and choose ‘Create automation clip’.
Draw a following Wasp LFO1 Amount envelope:
There you have it!
If you want, you can add reverb and/or delay to the effect. Also, try experimenting with different LFO Amount and Speed settings for more fun 🙂
Check the video below: